Spanish Rice

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin on August 6, 2008.

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Ingredients:

Spanish Rice

  • 2 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 pound ground beef (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups canned whole tomatoes with liquid OR 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • 3 cups cooked rice

Directions:

Saute bacon, ground beef, onion, and green pepper; drain fat. Add salt, pepper, bay leaf, tomatoes or tomato sauce. Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. Remove bay leaf. Stir in rice until heated through. Makes 6 servings.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving (with optional beef):
230 calories, 8 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 30 mg cholesterol, 700 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g sugar, 12 g protein

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving (without optional beef):
170 calories, 4 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 700 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g sugar, 4 g protein

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